the morning of June 17, 2002, Jeff Naideau passed on from
this earthly plane to that "better place" leaving
behind those who loved him. Jeff was one of those rare individuals
who had the ability to share his joyful exuberance and love
of life with everyone he came in contact with. Jeff truly
loved New Orleans, it's music and traditions, and remarked
a number of times that when his time came, he would really
like to have a traditional Jazz Funeral. To that end, a Jazz
Funeral took place on Friday morning, June 21, 2002. The procession
started at Louis Armstrong Park on North Rampart Street, went
up Toulouse to Bourbon Street, and up St. Ann to Jackson Square
where a memorial service was held in front of St. Louis Cathedral.
The service was attended by many of Jeff's friends, fellow
musicians & fans.
you would like to leave a comment, please visit
the guestbook on this site.
Jeff, your life, love and music touched so many of us. You
will live in our hearts forever.
Love Make It Shine"
by Keith Spera & Dean Shapiro & Tom McDermott
trained pianist Jeff Naideau has been a New Orleans Jazz Fest
attendee for many years. During one of his visits here,he was
invited to sit in with the band playing at Patout's in the French
Quarter. The owner later contacted Jeff and asked him to play
at Patout's for the remainder of his stay in New Orleans. The
rest, as they say, is history, and Jeff now lives and works
full time playing his music in the Big Easy. A long time fan
of New Orleans Jazz, Blues and R&B piano styles, Jeff has
studied and attempted to master the musical methods of Professor
Longhair, Eddie Bo, James Booker and Dr. John.
Where Y'at's December 2001 readers
"Best Local Music Artist That You See Once A Month"
New CD Release
at the Louisiana
Pictures from the Caribbean Cruise
Pictures from Piano Night
pictures from Piano Night
Pictures from Jeff's recent trip to Italy & the Best of the Beat
Pictures from the CD release party
Video clips from the live show at the Louisiana
Music Factory 9/15/01
Heaven on a Half
Shell - Altered Records, released
August 16, 2001. Players include: Freddy Staehle, Al Arthur, Matt
Perrine, Earl Stanley, Robert Morreira, Cranston Clements, Jerry Jumonville,
Craig Klein, Kevin Clark, Earl Bonei, Mitchell and Chad Cormier, Leigh
"L'il Queenie" Harris, Estella Denson, Holly Bendtson, and
many others. Check out this review of Heaven
on a Half Shell by Bill Berry, WWOZ
90.7 FM New Orleans
You can get an advance listen by calling
radio station WWOZ, 90.7 FM here in New Orleans at 504.568.1234. Try
John Sinclair's New Orleans Music Show, every Wednesday, from 11am
- 2pm. Or listen on the web at www.wwoz.org.
The Shine CD
is available at the Louisiana
Jeff's CDs can also be ordered by
sending a check or money order for $17.00 ($15.00 + $2.00 S&H)
each, made out to Jeff Naideau to:
6221 S. Claiborne Ave., #554
New Orleans, LA 70125
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouillet!!
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